My little mountain apartment had a corner hearth that become like a darkish, sad hollow. I concept it could use a make-over… (Plus, mortar restore through the years become mismatched.)
Fireplace before. Gulp… Did I want to paint that rock? …It became a "commitment!"
Used plastic and painter’s tape to guard the black firebox and alongside floor. This step, done nicely, will save you many complications within the destiny. (It took about half-hour.)
Valspar paint from ACE Hardware (sorry for the messy can). — Latex – Satin end
Mantel colour: "Twinkle Twinkle". – Valspar "Color of the Year"
Rock shade: "Sculpting Clay" — I wanted a mild/medium real GREY.
First I took a cord brush and "brushed" all of the lichen and loose mortar away. Then swept the rock with a brush and vacuumed. (30 minutes)
I examine on a blog that a nappy roller is ideal on rock. I attempted it… Basically it changed into a waste of a good roller. It genuinely still left a lot of brush painting to do.
I, ultimately, used a small brush for the mortar and a bigger one for the flatter surfaces.
The first coat took FOREVER (4 hours.). The mortar and rock actually soaked up the paint… Additionally rocks have SO many crevices! But… I knew that if I did an amazing activity on the first coat… The second one might be a chunk of cake.
Frankly, I changed into a little worried at this degree!! The paint became a long way from gray — it was nearly a dirty chalk shade. YIKES!
Oh properly… "it’s simply paint." At the very least I had a first coat of some thing on the floor. I went to mattress.
When I wakened in the morning, I found the paint had dried and cured a piece — into the proper shade of gray!
I painted any other coat. It went on way greater easily than the primary coat — only took two hours! My endurance and fortitude on the first coat paid off in spades!
Time to dispose of the plastic and tape: (10 mins)
0 Here’s my completed hearth!! I’m SO glad with the end result! (the color is in reality a piece darker/richer than this picture… Greater just like the previous image.)
Reward: snow at the ground, a pitcher of wine in my hand, piano song on — and a fireplace to keep me heat. Sigh… So contented. 🙂
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